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Monday, October 24, 2011

Longhorn Beetle

There is a vast array of Longhorn Beetles, like over 20,000 different species. Some are the most colorful insects of all. This guy, rather drab as longhorns go, was in the Charles Russel Wildlife Refuge, Montana.
I say drab, for some longhorn beetles are spectacular in their markings.

This is linked to Macro Monday at Lisa's Chaos

10 comments:

  1. Sure doesn't seem drab! Gorgeous guy and look at those antlers!

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  2. This is beautiful. I love this kind of shot. I don't know what has happened on blogger, but my blog has disappeared for now. I'm working on trying to get it back and hopefully that will happen soon and I can start posting my images from my trip to New England. Meanwhile I'll just enjoy my friends' posts.

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  3. i love these guys. they always make me smile when i see 'em! hook 'em horns! ha!

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  4. Wow this is a fabulous photo. What an interesting bug. I certainly don't find it to be drab at all.

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  5. Its a lovely little bug to see and a great image of it..

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  6. I'm not sure that I've ever actually seen one of these in the field. I'm in awe of those horns. and for a drab looking guy, he's beautiful, especially on the yellow. nice shot John. happy day to you.

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  7. Cool red and black color, and very impressive antennae! Nice shot!!

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  8. stunning! love 'dem Cerembycids!

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  9. He seems pretty colorful to me.

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  10. Very sharp details and great colors!

    Happy MM

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